Capital Report: 01-18-2018

Jan 18, 2018

State House Speaker Richard Corcoran wants the Department of Homeland Security to investigate two Florida mayors for supporting sanctuary city policies. It’s the latest in Corcoran’s push for attention on the issue. Lynn Hatter reports.

Florida lawmakers are working on a bill they hope will help pave a faster path forward for children of incarcerated parents.  That story from Regan McCarthy.

A Florida lawmaker is trying to revive a gun bill that has already failed to pass twice during the 2018 legislative session. Sascha Cordner reports.

One of the biggest risks for getting HIV is injection drug use. Now there’s a push to legalize needle exchanges across the state of Florida with two state lawmakers announcing their effort at the Capitol. The bill is modeled on a pilot project recently started in South Florida.  From member station WLRN, Health News Florida’s Sammy Mack spent a morning with the mobile needle exchange clinic in Miami:

Florida lawmakers are looking to ensure genetic tests won’t affect eligibility for insurance coverage. Shawn Mulcahy reports the House Health and Human Services Committee unanimously passed a measure preventing insurance companies from using genetic information when making policy decisions.

One state lawmaker thinks pornography is a public health concern that’s damaging young Floridians. But one of his colleagues, who’s a doctor, says the state has bigger issues to deal with. Kate Payne has that story.